Can You Guess These Geographical Features From a Hint?


By: Stella Alexander

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Around the world in 80 days! We might not be traveling around the globe, but this quiz will take you around the world in just a few questions! Are you ready?

When you think about the world and all of its features, what are some of the first things that come to mind? Are you thinking about the spectacle that is the Great Wall of China? Are you wondering why the Italians would finish a tower if it was already leaning? Some of the world's greatest features are man-made, but who could forget the natural creations?

Can you remember the silhouette of Mount Everest in the sky? What about the world's tallest waterfall that plunges over 3,200 feet in Venezuela? Do you know the sea that is located more than 1,400 feet below sea level?

The world has many man-made and natural geographical wonders and we're curious as to whether you can name them with just a simple hint! What exactly is the large red bridge found in the San Francisco Bay? What is the large sculpture found in Rio de Janeiro? What about the massive gorge carved from the Colorado River?

With all the geographical features of the world, are you too caught up in your town? Or can you prove that you're a world traveler? Grab your backpacks and let's take a trip around the world in 35 questions!

Located between China and Nepal, this is the world's highest mountain above sea level.

Mount Everest is the world's highest mountain above sea level. Many people attempt the dangerous climb up the mountain that stands at over 29,000 feet.


You'll find this red man-made structure sitting in the San Francisco Bay.

The Golden Gate Bridge can be found in California in the San Francisco Bay area. The bridge, that is over 8,900 feet long, lies between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.


This man-made statue of Jesus is sitting over the Rio de Janeiro harbor.

Christ the Redeemer is a statue in Rio de Janeiro that sits close to 100 feet high. The statue overlooks the harbor of Rio de Janeiro and has long since been considered one of the Wonders of the World.


This ancient building in Rome was the venue of many sporting events.

The Colosseum is one of the oldest buildings in the ancient world. It was commissioned in 70 A.D. and was completed 10 years later. It was the site of many sporting events in ancient Rome.


A series of prehistoric stones found in the U.K.

Stonehenge is another marvel that has long since been considered one of the Wonders of the World. The first monument is said to have been created over 5,000 years ago.


This tall lattice tower comes to a peak in the heart of Paris.

The Eiffel Tower is one of the largest geographical features in the world. At one time the tallest structure in the world, it is now one of the most visited sites on the globe. It stands at over 1,000 feet tall and is found in Paris, France.


Found in the deserts of Egypt, this large man-made creation was built as a tomb.

The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the ancient Wonders of the World. The pyramid is believed to have been originally built for use as a tomb. It was the tallest man-made creation for thousands of years.


This is one of the grandest mausoleums you'll find. It's in Agra, India.

The Taj Mahal was commissioned in 1962 by emperor Shah Jahan. It was built as a mausoleum to house the body of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The building was completed in 1653.


A trip to the most populated country in the world might have you walking along this 13,000-mile​ long wall.

The Great Wall of China is one of the most intricate features on the face of the Earth. Located in China, the wall is an impressive 13,000 miles long.


One might take a trip to Italy for a look at this crooked bell tower.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa was commissioned in 1173 and while some might think time has caused the tower to lean, it was built that way! The building began to lean during its construction, and the bell tower was completed that way.


This famous rock carving features the faces of four United States presidents.

During Calvin Coolidge's presidency, he was convinced into funding the carving of Mount Rushmore. Beginning in 1927, the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt were carved into the mountain.


A gift from France, this sign of freedom sits in the New York City harbor.

Built by Gustave Eiffel, the same builder of the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty was constructed and given to the United States as a gift. It sits in the New York City harbor at over 150 feet tall.


If you need the time, you might look at this London clock.

Traveling to London, one would find the Palace of Westminster, and who could miss the huge bell clock which has been nicknamed Big Ben. Standing at over 315 feet tall, the building has been around since the 1850s.


Located in South America, this is the world's highest waterfall.

Angel Falls is the world's highest waterfall. It stands at over 3,200 feet and is in Venezuela.


With the head of a human and the body of a lion, you'll find this creature resting in Egypt.

The statue is of a resting sphinx, a creature that has the body of a lion and the head of a human. While the exact date is unknown, it is believed to have been build around 2500 BC. It is also in Giza.


Owned by the British Crown, this huge rock rises out of the Iberian Peninsula.

The Rock of Gibraltar is a popular site in the U.K. Owned by the Crown, it stands at over 1,300 feet high and is on the border of Spain.


Shaped from lava, this geothermal pool is an artificial hot spring that brings in people from all over the world.

The Blue Lagoon is a popular tourist spot located in Iceland. While the land that creates the lagoon is natural from the surrounding lava, the hot spring is not. But that doesn't stop people from visiting this lagoon.


This massive gorge is formed around the Colorado River.

The Grand Canyon is a natural marvel that formed itself around the Colorado River. The area has been around for millions of years and has since been preserved.


Made up of thousands of reefs and islands, this is one of the largest living things in the world.

The Great Barrier Reef is often considered one of the largest living things on the planet. The area is more than 134,000 square miles with thousands of different species living within it.


The lowest point on land, this body of water is the SALTIEST.

The Dead Sea got its name because living organisms can't survive in it. Because of its high salinity, organisms quickly die. It is exceptionally easy to float on this body of water.


Commonly called the "river of five colors," this body of water is teeming with its "liquid rainbow."

Cano Cristales is located in Colombia and is a wonder of its own with its shocking colors. The river often shows a wide variety of colors, including yellow, purple, and red.


The longest of its kind, this body of water flows from south to north.

The Nile River is the longest river in the world at more than 4,200 miles long. It is also a marvel because rather than flowing from north to south like most rivers, it flows in the opposite direction.


Located near Belize, this sinkhole is more than 400 feet deep.

The Great Blue Hole is another natural marvel. Located off the shores of Belize, this sinkhole is a popular submarine/scuba diving site with thousands of species living within its realm.


Naturally appearing in the sky, these lights can be seen from the northernmost countries.

The Northern Lights, often referred to as the Aurora Borealis, are a natural light display in the sky. While the lights can't be seen from lower latitudes, they can readily be observed in countries like Denmark, Scotland, Canada, and Iceland.


This was the lost city of the ancient Inca empire.

Machu Picchu is an ancient Wonder of the World. It is the ramains of the ancient Inca civilization that was abandoned in Peru.


Commissioned by FDR, this large dam sits between Nevada and Arizona.

In 1931, Franklin Delano Roosevelt commissioned the building of the Hoover Dam, an "arch-gravity dam" that was to sit between Nevada and Arizona by the Colorado River.


Still considered active, this volcano sits on an island in Japan.

Mount Fuji is one of the highest mountains in the world. The volcano last erupted in 1707 and is still considered active.


Located in Italy, this sea cave glows blue when the sunlight shines through it.

The Blue Grotto is located in Capri, Italy, and while a beautiful phenomenon, it is not always open to the public due to its rough waters. The cave shines blue when the sunlight peaks through the holes in the cave.


Often called Lake Retba, this body of water shines a bright pink in Senegal.

Lac Rose is a beautiful lake in Senegal that is bright pink. Similar to the Dead Sea, Lac Rose is known for its high salinity.


Also known as Ayers Rock, this large, natural feature is found in Australia, often changing colors.

Uluru is a huge rock found in Australia. While most would wonder why this rock is so famous, it's partly because of its ability to change colors throughout the year. The rock changes from a dull brown to a bright red depending on the time of year.


The largest of its kind, this South American feature is the home of nearly 10 million species.

The Amazon Rainforest is the biggest rainforest on the planet and is essential to the balance of the planet. Surrounding the Amazon river and its tributaries, the rainforest houses nearly 10 million species.


Traveling to Dubai, you'd find yourself standing near the tallest building in the world.

The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. Standing at over 2,700 feet tall, this building can be found in Dubai, UAE.


This artificial body of water connects the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

The Panama Canal is an artificial "waterway" found in Panama. The small strait of water connects the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic. The canal is less than 50 miles long.


The largest religious building in the world, this Buddhist temple was originally dedicated to Hinduism.

Angkor Wat is a temple that can be found in Cambodia. Once dedicated as a Hindu temple, it transitioned into a Buddhist temple. It is said to be the largest religious building in the world, more than 1.6 million square miles.


You'll find this giant Ferris wheel on a harbor in London.

The London Eye can be found along the Thames River. Once the world's tallest Ferris wheel, it is close to 450 feet tall.


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